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West Ham United plotting transfer swoop for EFL defender

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West Ham United are lining up a transfer move for QPR left-back Ryan Manning according to a report from The Telegraph. 

Manning was a regular for the Hoops in the Championship last season, as he made 44 appearances in total for the club as they finished 13th in the second-tier standings this term, whilst also chipping in with five goals and seven assists.

It was a frustrating league campaign for QPR though, as they were once challenging for a top-six finish in the Championship. But since returning to competitive action, the Hoops won just twice in their last nine matches.

The Irishman has been with QPR since 2015, after signing for the club from Galway United after catching the eye with some impressive performances.

You would imagine that a move to West Ham will be a tempting proposition for Manning as well, with the Hammers retaining their status as a Premier League club for another season in recent weeks.

David Moyes’ side finished 16th in the top-flight last season, and will be eager to build on some strong performances towards the end of the league campaign.

The Hammers boss is clearly keen to add some depth to his squad in defence, with Manning being one of the players that they’re eyeing a transfer swoop for heading into the summer transfer window.

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The Verdict: 

Surely he’ll be tempted by a move to West Ham.

Manning has impressed me at full-back in the 2019/20 season, and I think he’d provide much-needed strength in depth at full-back for the Hammers.

He’ll be eager to prove himself at the highest possible level, and a move to West Ham would present him with the perfect opportunity to do just that.

I’m not convinced that he’d be a regular stater for David Moyes’ side next season though, as he already has Aaron Cresswell available to him.


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